International Youth Day 2012: Interactive online discussions on Google+ and Twitter

Join us in celebrating International Youth Day 2012 “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth" by watching and contributing to a Google+ Hangout and a Twitter live Q&A.

On the occasion of International Youth Day 2012 the ILO is to organize a live Twitter discussion on Friday 10 August at 12:00 GMT.

Live Twitter Q&A session

Gianni Rosas, ILO expert on youth employment
Unemployment, temporary employment, involuntary part-time contracts, precarious jobs, informal employment...The current employment situation for young people is very grim... Youth are facing incredible barriers to finding jobs and gaining the experience they need to enter into the labour market. How can partnerships with and for youth help overcome these challenges?

Join our live discussion with Gianni Rosas, Expert Coordinator of the ILO's Youth Employment Programme, on Friday 10 August at 12:00 GMT (14:00 Geneva time) on Twitter, [@ILO - hashtag #ILOYOUTH].

Google+ Hangouts

The ILO also participated in a Google+ Hangout on youth employment  held by UN DESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs) on themes related to the development of a UN System Wide Action Plan on Youth.

                                          Watch the Google Hangout

Schedule for the Google Hangouts

Wednesday 8 August 11:00 AM ESTPolitical Inclusion
Wednesday 8 August 02:00 PM ESTCitizenship and the Protection of Rights
Thursday 9 August 11:00 AM EST/16:00 GMT Employment
Thursday 9 August 02:00 PM ESTEntrepreneurship
Friday 10 August 11:00 AM ESTEducation
Friday 10 August 11:00 AM ESTEducation -Sexual and Reproductive Health

Each Hangout hosts 5-6 participants from International Organizations, private sector, academia and civil society. You can follow the United Nations Google+ Hangouts and contribute your questions to the panellists via Twitter [@un4youth, #IYD2012 ] - and Facebook [].

For more tips and information

Visit the U.N. Internationational Youth Day 2012 website.

Get involved, have your say, partner with and for youth.